I had the honor and the pleasure of accepting an invitation by the inimitable Ellie Frey Zagel to be a guest on her incredible SUCCESSFUL GENERATIONS podcast. Though we originally had the plan of talking about the relationship between trauma and philanthropy, we decided to scrap that, and get down and dirty talking about how to pick yourself up after life’s rug gets yanked out from under you…
Our conversation is real, it is open, honest…it’s life. And I hope that you can truly glean something—many things—from it, here.
I want to thank Ellie for seeking me out to have this conversation. I want to thank her for being willing to make space in our day, our life, our world to talk about these things, so that we can release the stigma or embarrassment of being HUMAN, and having to deal with HUMAN ISSUES in our lives.
This life experience is such an incredible gift. Let us not squander one millisecond more than we have to by flogging ourselves in shame, guilt, fear, for having traversed the intensity that life can bring. Let us, instead, take that information, education, knowledge, and use it to get to know ourselves wholly, and love ourselves, unconditionally, so that we treat other people, place, situations, with the utmost compassion, respect, love.
Please enjoy our conversation, and, as always, JOIN our discourse below!
Polo REO Tate was born in Lansing, Michigan, where her family has deep ties to the community. Her Great Great Grandfather was Ransom Eli Olds (R.E. Olds), a pioneer and prolific inventor most notably responsible for inventing the first internal combustion automobile—the Oldsmobile. Growing up, [...]